Sunday, February 06, 2011

Ribbon Border Tutorial

Today I made a Ribbon Border card.  For making the slots for the four corners, I used a Making Memories slot punch set, but you can use an Extaco knife instead.

I have made a tutorial if you're interested in trying this easy project.   Click here to take a look.

"Of the Earth" Ribbon Border card
(showing the inside panel on the right)

Stamps:  Of the Earth, Bitty Birthday - sentiment (Stampin' Up!)
Paper:  Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Old Olive, Cottage Wall Designer Series (retired) (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Stampin' Write markers:  Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories & Tools:  1/2" Rich Razzleberry grosgrain ribbon - approx. 32", Making Memories slot punch or Exacto knife, Big Shot, polka-dot embossing folder, small oval punch, medium oval punch, adhesives, and dimensionals

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I made the card base from Rich Razzleberry - I just love this color!!  I topped the card base with Old Olive cardstock which was run through my Big Shot with the polka-dot embossing folder.  I then added a piece of Cottage Wall DP in top of the polka dot paper.  I punched slots in all four corners on a 45 degree angle,  and looped through pieces of ribbon, each having a knot tied in the center.  I secured the ribbon ends to the back with sticky strips.  Sticky strips are very strong and it's important to use them when adhering anything with dimension (ribbon, embossed, etc.)

I inked the stamp with the Stampin' Write markers and stamped onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I framed the main image with Old Olive and then framed that with Rich Razzleberry.  The sentiment is stamped in Rich Razzleberry ink onto Whisper White cardstock, punch out in a small oval and framed in a medium oval.  I mounted it to the front of the card using dimensionals to pop it up and give it depth.

I finished the inside panel of the card (shown on the right side of the photo above) by stamping the butterfly only onto Whisper White cardstock.  I mounted the panel on Old Olive and adhered to the inside of the card base.

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